The 13th president of India, Pranab Mukherjee has passed away on Monday, following brain surgery in New Delhi. The veteran politician of the Indian National Congress was admitted to Army’s Research and Referral Hospital, in Delhi Cantonment on August 19, after he needed an emergency brain surgery.
With a Heavy Heart , this is to inform you that my father Shri #PranabMukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital & prayers ,duas & prarthanas from people throughout India !
I thank all of You 🙏
— Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) August 31, 2020
He had been suffering from a prolonged lung infection and tested positive for the coronavirus after he was admitted to the hospital. The hospital claimed that his health situation declined after he suffered a septic shock on Monday morning. His ling infection triggered the sudden septic shock. Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted on the same day and confirmed the passing of his father. He also added that despite the doctor’ best efforts and people’s prayers, they couldn’t save his life.
Pranab Mukherjee, also known as Pranab Da, stayed on a ventilator and remained in a coma until Saturday.
He had served in various offices in the Government of India after his debut in politics in 1969. Indira Gandhi helped him to get into the Rajya Shabha and later served as the Leader of Rajya Shabha between 1980 and 1985. He also served as the Minister of External Affairs (2006-09) and Minister of Defence (2004-2006). Right before his election as the president of the country, he served as Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012.
Mukherjee chose not to run for the president for the second term following health issues and subsequently took retirement from politics.
Pranab Mukherjee Net Worth 2020
Pranab Mukherji has been on bigger post throughout his career, which easily pays him good salary. When he served as the president, his salary was 1.5 Lakh Indian Rupees per month. As per the reports, the estimated net worth in 2020 of the former presidnet of India is around one million USD to five million USD. The net worth has risen from the last year (two million USD), according to Trend Celebs Now.
Sevral politicians and high profile celebrities around the country shared the condolences on his tragic death.
Sad to hear that former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee is no more. His demise is passing of an era. A colossus in public life, he served Mother India with the spirit of a sage. The nation mourns losing one of its worthiest sons. Condolences to his family, friends & all citizens.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 31, 2020
India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee. He has left an indelible mark on the development trajectory of our nation. A scholar par excellence, a towering statesman, he was admired across the political spectrum and by all sections of society. pic.twitter.com/gz6rwQbxi6
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2020
Pranab Da's life will always be cherished for his impeccable service and indelible contribution to our motherland. His demise has left a huge void in Indian polity. My sincerest condolences are with his family and followers on this irreparable loss. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 31, 2020
Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of Former President & Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee
He was an unparalleled mentor whose doors were always open for all. His unparalleled legacy will be remembered for generations
Deepest condolences to his bereaved family ॐ शांति pic.twitter.com/3lKhGs1fqe
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) August 31, 2020